Dr. Bill Livingston with Mrs. Lyndon Johnson at the Friends of the LBJ Library 10th Anniversary Celebration. November 14, 1980. [LBJ Library photo by Frank Wolfe]

UT Community Says ‘Goodbye and Good Luck’ to Bill Livingston

Sep 05, 2013

by Jordan Schraeder
[posted on texasexes.org on September 4, 2013]

Today the UT community bid farewell to a beloved leader, educator, and friend. William S. Livingston—perhaps known best by students as the deep, warm voice of the TEX registration system—passed away in August at the age of 93, leaving behind his wife of 70 years, Lana, two sons, two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren.

Friends and family of Livingston gathered in UT’s LBJ Library Auditorium this morning to celebrate the life of the Longhorn icon, who spent more than six decades on the Forty Acres as a professor, department chair, dean, acting president, and more. Many of his University colleagues were on hand to give remarks, including President Bill Powers, LBJ Library Director Emeritus Harry Middleton, and UT President Emeritus Larry Faulkner.

“I will say simply this,” Powers said to the crowded room. “Bill Livingston was to The University of Texas what Barton Springs is to Austin: a never-ending source of refreshment and enjoyment.” read more

Additional coverage:

Goodbye and Good Luck: Remembering Bill Livingston [Alcalde, August 15, 2013]